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IMPACT announces next community meeting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The IMPACT Independence County Planning Committee has announced that the next community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10 from 6-7 p.m. in Independence Hall on the UACCB campus.

The final results of the IMPACT survey will be revealed at the community meeting, and the planning committee will give information to those interested in serving on an IMPACT Independence County committee. Chairs and co-chairs for each committee will be nominated, and dates for future committee meetings will be determined.

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Center for Community and Economic Development will provide a training on Thursday, Sept. 17 at UACCB in Room 104 at 6 p.m. for the selected chair and co-chairs for each IMPACT committee.

Batesville Membership Luncheon

Batesville Membership Luncheon

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Batesville Chamber) - Join the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Sponsor Citizens Bank for a Membership Luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Barnett Building, located at 267 E. Main St. in Batesville. Dr. Wesley Kluck, Co-Chairman of the Clark County Strategic Plan, will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Two UACCB students awarded scholarships to University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

BATESVILLE—Two University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville students were recently awarded the Independence County Arkansas Alumni Chapter’s Scholarship to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Each student received $500 to help with the cost of their education. These scholarships are awarded to transfer students seeking to continue their education at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville after completing a degree at UACCB.

Jennifer Theos and Hannah Stroud both earned their Associate of Arts in General Education degree from UACCB. Theos, a Memphis native, said Arkansas was where she belonged. She will use her scholarship to help with tuition costs at Fayetteville where she is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in horticulture, landscape and turf sciences. She is minoring in agricultural business and anticipates she will graduate in May 2017.

Water Carnival to feature Kidzone for all ages

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The 72nd Annual White River Water Carnival Kidzone will feature a new lineup of carnival entertainment that will accommodate everyone from small kids to adults.

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) Director of Programs and Events Jamie Beck said of the 2015 Kidzone, “This year’s Kidzone is something completely different. We have a full lineup of interactive games and rides. We are so excited to offer attractions that accommodate Water Carnival visitors of all ages!”

Batesville completes P.R.E.P.

Batesville completes P.R.E.P.

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Batesville has successfully completed the requirements for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Prospect Readiness Education Program (PREP).

PREP offers communities hands-on training in all aspects of the economic development prospect visit. The program provides local economic development teams with the necessary training and resources to properly prepare for, execute, and follow up on prospect visits to their respective communities. To date, 14 Arkansas communities have completed the program.

BACC to hold Shaytique Boutique and Tanning ribbon cutting

BACC to hold Shaytique Boutique and Tanning ribbon cutting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Shaytique Boutique & Tanning on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m.

Shaytique is located at 951 Batesville Blvd.

All community supporters, chamber members, ambassadors, board members, and staff are invited to attend.

72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule announced

72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule announced

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and 2015 sponsors are pleased to announce the 72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule of events that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Riverside Park in Batesville.

BACC President/CEO Crystal Johnson stated, “This year’s Water Carnival events will bring back some favorites like the Bone Collector and White River’s Got Talent. And visitors to Riverside Park will enjoy new attractions like the revamped Kidzone, Duck Boat Races, and the Crash Derby. Other entertainment will feature Miss Batesville, Miss Batesville’s Outstanding Teen, Miss White River and Miss White River Outstanding Teen as well as Miss Independence County. The Water Carnival is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to the area to have a family-friendly day on the White River, and the event is a great boost to our tourism economy. We hope to see an even bigger crowd than we saw last year.”